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It’s been a while since I had time to post my foodie adventures on my blog. I’ve missed it! But, I haven’t missed Seattle food because I’ve been eating all along. Ready for a quick “snack”? My friend Lorrie from Seattle Arts and Cultural Events and I went out to SODO to get some cuisine art and culture last weekend.  Come along with me as I eat and drink through 5th Taste Events Volume 1, a Chef Feast In SODO Seattle. With many amazing Seattle chefs and mixologists, the food and beverage creativity was on point all night. I started the evening with Chef Eric Donnelly from RockCreek 206 busy at work slicing some tasty looking steak.. And TASTY it was in its final presentation as Kalbi hanger

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I took a last minute end of Summer R&R vacation to Cabo recently.  Sun, sand, blue skies…a tropical depression…and pina coladas participated in my real world stress and technology detox.  After several days of rather flavorless all-inclusive meals and a mid-week dream of an intriguing 6-course meal led by “Oyster Bill” of Taylor Shellfish Farms (I have NO idea where that came from, but I WISH it was real world!), I knew it was time to find some fine dining fun!  A referral from a friend and an internet search left me two options:  Hacienda Cocina y Cantina, just across the marina from where I was staying or Flora Farms, a farm to table experience a 40 minute drive away You know how I feel about

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  I’m back with another amazing multi course meal to share.  This one is exciting and special, so get ready!  You know I love The VUDE because it’s a great dining experience and you get chefs out of their “environment” and into something new and adventurous.  That’s the way I love to live life, new and adventurous.  Friday night I got a little of both at The VUDE previews Aragona and a Top Chef. Before we talk about that Top Chef thing (yes, THAT Top Chef), Chef Jason Stratton “set up kitchen” at The VUDE for a sneak peek at his soon to open restaurant Aragona in Downtown Seattle. Sooner the better if you ask me… Jason Stratton’s Chef de Cuisine from Spinasse, Carrie Mashaney,

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Seattle has some amazing food trucks and street food.  A couple of times a year, they all come together for a festival and it’s an all out eat fest with crowds, lines, and lots of paper trays!  I don’t visit food trucks often, but I love them and I love the cultural excitement they bring to a city.  I stopped by this weeks Seattle Street Food Festival for a few bites and then headed over to The One Night Only Project’s Pop Up Picnic event “pairing”.  Fine dining chefs from around Seattle go head to head in a street food creation competition.  Best of both worlds:  Seattle Street Food and One Night Only Picnic. Not wanting to fill up at the Seattle Street Food Festival

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I love ending my week with a decadent lunch!  It’s a once a month treat with the  Seattle Foodies Friday Lunch.  This month it was the Coterie Room Seattle for Foodie Friday Lunch and a private dining experience from Chefs Brian McCracken and Dana Tough.  The Coterie Room Seattle has been on my ever-growing list of restaurants to try, which made this even more exciting! A four course meal awaited us in this lovely restaurant adorned with message mirrors, living walls, and sparkly chandeliers.     And while I love design and this space, I was there for the FOOD. Luckily, it came quick and was plentiful! First course, a beef tartare with salt cured egg yolk and wild watercress. I actually hadn’t peaked at

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I’m chocolate obsessed.  Dark chocolate specifically.  There is always a bar in my refrigerator…a bar in my freezer…and I have a chocolate stash with all the best chocolates I’m hoarding (uhm…saving) for that “special moment”.  When I look at dessert menus, chocolate always wins.  If there is no chocolate option, I pass.  With two exceptions…Peach pie and coconut cream pie!  Tom Douglas’ Dahlia Bakery Coconut Cream Pie to be exact! My pie love brings back memories of my grandmother’s homemade treats she would bring over on Sunday’s when I was a kid.  Always baked with love.  Always lovely tasting. A few days ago a friend sent me a text that she had a present for me.  I LOVE presents! Especially THIS present… A little bitty

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I have been in Seattle since November of 2011 and I’ve been waiting almost that long to check out Jason Stoneburner’s  Bastille Restaurant Ballard.  I’d often heard it mentioned in foodie circles discussing top Seattle restaurants and was waiting for just the right opportunity to indulge in what I expected to be a wonderful foodie experience.  Seattle, after all, has taught me all about how to EXPERIENCE food. When I got word of a Summer Rooftop Dinner series at Bastille Restaurant Ballard amid the urban rooftop garden, I was SOLD. I lined up a friend, paid the generous fee for our 6 course dinners… and waited… rather impatiently… for several months. I woke on the Monday morning of the dinner excited to get through the day

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Another Saturday food night out in Seattle!  This week was much more low key than the multi-course preview of Josh Henderson’s soon to open Westward, but most enjoyable!  I can’t eat 6 course meals with wine pairings every weekend…(but I’d be OK if I did!). One of my favorite Spanish restaurants in Seattle is Harvest Vine and they recently gave a shout out to a new Spanish cafe in town, Chico Madrid.  Seemed like a good idea to check it out! Chico Madrid is located in the Belroy Apartments on Capitol Hill and is a small cafe.  Having done no research on the restaurant, and only going on the advice of Harvest Vine, Chico Madrid wasn’t what I expected.  However, I loved it!  A quaint little

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Josh Henderson of Skillet and Chef Zoi Antonitsas, previously with Madison Park Conservatory, previewed dishes from the soon to open South Lake Union restaurant Westward at The VUDE Saturday night. You know I love The VUDE, I’ve written many posts about my amazing dinner experiences there.  This time was no different…yet it was… A group of women foodie friends bonding, eating, laughing, and laughing and laughing… A woman chef sharing her beautiful and flavorful cuisine creativity and food passion (and a little 80s Flashdance devotion side conversation inspired by my silk side-zip tunic…this conversation would not have transpired with a male chef I’m almost SURE)… It really DOESN’T get better than this! You know the drill by now, and if you don’t, read my VUDE posts and

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I’ve been too busy to do much eating out lately, which doesn’t make me happy!  I’ve missed my cuisine adventures and sharing on the blog. Last week changed all that and I have some fun food{ie} coloring adventures to share. My friend and I have made plans multiple times, over multiple months, to check out Revel.  I follow them on Facebook and the food pictures call to me!  Beg me to come partake in their beauty and flavor. FINALLY, I made it.  The full menu at my fingertips!  Urban-style Korean comfort food ready to entice me. And, happily we got counter seating!  Right in front of all of the cuisine and chef action.  AND, the seat next to the servers station.  I watched dish after

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